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I started Brenton Film because I love silent film – quelle surprise! For more, see this site's About page.


Win BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars!

The British Film Institute have released their recent restoration of acclaimed British director Anthony Asquith’s brilliant début feature, Shooting Stars, in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set You can win one of two


Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets!

The Birth of a Nation (1915) has just been released on Blu-ray by the BFI and you can win one of two copies All you have to do is answer


Two BFI Blu-ray/DVD Sets of Ken Russell’s Valentino Biopic to Be Won!

Courtesy of the kind folks at the BFI, two lucky readers will win a copy of Rudolph Valentino’s hit biopic on Blu-ray and DVD All you have to do is answer


Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs!

We’re giving away two Chaplin films of your choice on Blu-ray or DVD, thanks to the kind folks at Artificial Eye Two of you lucky readers will get to choose


Win tickets to the test screening of brand new silent film London Symphony!

Brenton Film is delighted to give away one pair of tickets to the test screening of a brand new city symphony. As some of you might remember, towards the end


Silent Film Musicians Directory

Welcome to the most comprehensive worldwide listing of silent film musicians and composers ever published There are currently around 350 entries – and counting Look up your favourite accompanists or


Kevin Brownlow’s Napoléon to Make Long-Awaited Début on Home Video

Update: 28 July 2016 Press Release and BFI Blu-ray/DVD Details It’s true: noted film historian Kevin Brownlow’s magnum opus, his 60-year long restoration of Napoléon (Abel Gance, 1927), is set


British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2016

The flagship of British silent film appreciation and rehabilitation returns – so get your diaries out! Save the date: this year’s British Silent Film Symposium is set for Thursday 28th and


Jean Darling: New Documentary for Our Gang Silent Film Star

Friends of Jean Darling (August 23, 1922 – September 4, 2015) are making a feature length documentary about her nine-decade career as an entertainer When Jean Darling, actress, singer, author, passed away


Nosferatu: The Ultimate Blu-ray and DVD Guide

“Nosferatu – Does this word not sound to thee like the midnight call of the Bird of Death? Take care in saying it, otherwise the images of life will fade to shadows, and ghostly dreams will rise from your heart and nourish themselves on your blood.”